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The Language of Assessment, Judgment, and Evaluation
LSL Global English
What politics are involved in wording assignments, comments on student work, or program assessments? How does the language of judgment impact our fields? abstracts by 16 March 2015; Lynn Houston (lynn.houston@sunyorange.edu)
Posted 28 February 2015

Slavic Forgeries and Mystifications
LLC Slavic and East European
Is forgery an essential part of literature? Where would we be without mystifications? This panel offers interpretations and reflections on mystifications and forgeries in Slavic literatures. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2015; David Cooper (dlcoop@illinois.edu)
Posted 28 February 2015

Ageism and Activism: EngAging the Public
TC Age Studies
As the liberal arts are increasingly challenged to demonstrate "real-world" relevance, how do authors, artists--and literary scholars--engage their publics to combat ageism? 300-word abstract, brief CV by 15 March 2015; Valerie Lipscomb (lipscomb@sar.usf.edu)
Posted 27 February 2015

Contingent Faculty Mentoring for Democracy
HEP Part-Time and Contingent Faculty Issues
Session on challenges and opportunities in mentoring for, of, and by contingent faculty for professional development and for activism. 250-Word Abstracts by 15 March 2015; Maria Maisto (maria.maisto@newfacultymajority.info) and Lee Bessette (lee.bessette@gmail.com)
Posted 27 February 2015

Celtic Studies and its Publics: Teaching, Outreach, Prospects
CLCS Celtic
We invite papers on teaching Celtic topics; Celtic Studies reaching new audiences inside and outside the academy; future challenges/opportunities. Brief abstract and bio by 21 March 2015; Matthieu Boyd (mwboyd@fdu.edu)
Posted 27 February 2015

"Jews and Ethnic Studies"
LLC Jewish American
Relationships between Jews, Jewishness, ethnic studies, multiculturalism; where do Jews, Jewish studies, stand vis-à-vis ethnic literature formations? Literatures, theories, histories of contestation, tension, interaction. 250 abstracts and CV by 15 March 2015; Sandor Goodhart (goodhart@purdue.edu)
Posted 27 February 2015

"The Place of Israel in Contemporary Jewish American Literary Writing"
LLC Jewish American
Refuge? Home? Dreamscape fantasy? Wild West? Center of political alliance and conflict? Papers on all literary genres. 250 word abstracts and CV by 15 March 2015; Sandor Goodhart (goodhart@purdue.edu)
Posted 27 February 2015

"Lost Objects in Jewish American Literature"
LLC Jewish American
Maps, photographs, letters, mezuzot, candelabras, and other artifacts remain sites of memory, imaginative entries into the Jewish American literary past. 250 word abstracts and CV. by 15 March 2015; Sandor Goodhart (goodhart@purdue.edu)
Posted 27 February 2015

New Directions in Black Canadian Literature
LLC Canadian
This panel invites papers that open new lines of analysis of Black Canadian literature and sites for redefining Blackness in Canada. 250-word abstract and brief CV by 21 March 2015; Jade R. Ferguson (jfergu05@uoguelph.ca)
Posted 27 February 2015

Editing the Digital Record
TM Bibliography and Scholarly Editing
We invite contributions to a roundtable on the challenges and opportunities for textual editing created by the born-digital and the migration of texts to digital formats. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Sigrid Anderson Cordell (scordell@umich.edu)
Posted 27 February 2015

Socialist Childhoods
LLC Slavic and East European
Growing up under socialism was both a personal and political experience. Recent memoirs convey the humanity and absurdity of a socialist childhood. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2015; Jonathan Stone (jon.stone@fandm.edu)
Posted 27 February 2015

Watersheds and Futures: Navigating a 21st Century Danube
LLC Slavic and East European
Danubian Studies as a productive response to the EU’s contemporary transnational project, the region’s cultural and political pasts, and Danubia’s possible futures. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2015; Jonathan Stone (jon.stone@fandm.edu) and Matthew Miller (mdmiller1@colgate.edu.)
Posted 27 February 2015

Historicizing and Spatializing Biopolitics
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society
This panel aims to more precisely historicize and spaitalize concepts of biopolitics, biopower, thanatopolitics, necropolitics, and biopolitical production. Please submit abstracts of no more than 200 words. by 16 March 2015; Christopher Breu (cdbreu@ilstu.edu)
Posted 27 February 2015

Catalan Documentary, Art, and Thought Now
LLC Catalan Studies
Analysis of the present political experience in Catalonia in documentary, art, interventions; questions of social protest, constituent movement, activism, political expression, resistance, deconstruction. Abstracts (200 words) by 15 March 2015; Teresa Vilarós (vilaros@tamu.edu)
Posted 25 February 2015

Migratory Practices in Catalan Literature
LLC Catalan Studies
Exploration of modern and contemporary migration, displacement, nomadism, in Catalan literature; issues of language, territory, social difference, symbolic production, historical temporality. Abstracts (200 words) by 15 March 2015; Teresa Vilarós (vilaros@tamu.edu)
Posted 25 February 2015

Caribbean Sexualities in Displacement
LLC Puerto Rican
The aesthetics and ethics of displaced Caribbean sexual minorities. We seek papers on space and body politics of exiles, diasporas, migrations of Caribbean LBTQIA. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Maia Gil'Adi ( mgiladi@gwu.edu) and Radost Rangelova (rrangelo@gettysburg.edu)
Posted 25 February 2015

Quo vadis Hungary?
LLC Hungarian
Response to 2016 Presidential Theme: Literature and its Publics: Past, Present and Future. Literary and cultural responses to Hungary's social and political struggles and transformations. 300-word abstract online, cv by 15 March 2015; Eva Livia Corredor (elc49@columbia.edu)
Posted 25 February 2015

Modern Vikings: Portrayals, Mis- and Reconceptions, and New Discoveries
LLC Old Norse
We're soliciting 20-minute papers addressing modern depictions, misconceptions, and reconceptions of Vikings in art, literature, film, television, scholarship, etc. 250 word maximum abstracts. by 15 March 2015; Kevin Wanner (kevin.wanner@wmich.edu)
Posted 25 February 2015

Sound, Activism, and Protest
MS Sound
Sound, silence, activism, and protest. Online and off, what does activism and protest sound like? And what does the study of activism and protest sound like? 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Mark Sample (samplereality@gmail.com)
Posted 24 February 2015

Caribbean Sexualities in Displacement
LLC Latina and Latino
The Aesthetics and Ethics of Displaced Caribbean Sexual Minorities. Seeking papers on space and body politics of exiles, diasporas, and/or migrations of Caribbean LBTQIA. Co-sponsored. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Maia Gil'Adi (mgiladi@email.gwu.edu) and Radost Rangelova (rrangelo@gettysburg.edu)
Posted 23 February 2015

Queer Studies in Digital South Asia (Collaborative session with SALA)
LLC South Asian and South Asian Diasporic
Intersection of queer studies and South Asian Studies in digital humanities; gender, sexuality, and intimate relationships in digital public sphere. 300-word abstracts by 2 March 2015; Rahul Gairola (Rahul.Gairola@qc.cuny.edu)
Posted 23 February 2015

Word Books and Material Culture
TM Book History, Print Cultures, Lexicography
ABCs, dictionaries, spellers, synonymies, thesauruses: what is the life of a word book? What stories do word books tell? Please submit 250 word abstracts by the deadline. by 15 March 2015; Meredith Martin (mm4@princeton.edu)
Posted 20 February 2015

Translation as Method in East Asia
LLC Korean
Papers engaging translation to approach literary and socio-cultural phenomena in East Asia for a collaborative inter-East Asia panel. 300-word abstract and 2 page CV by 15 March 2015; Heekyoung Cho (hchohcho@uw.edu)
Posted 20 February 2015

Newness in the Return to the Past: Korea
LLC Korean
Papers exploring literature, film, or art’s rethinking, rewriting, or recycling of Korea’s recent past. 300-word abstract and 2 Page CV by 15 March 2015; Jina Kim (jkim@smith.edu)
Posted 20 February 2015

Global Migration Across the Mediterranean
CLCS Mediterranean
In places of exchange and migration, residue remains. We seek papers examining human rejects or discarded waste. Please submit 150-200 word abstracts by March 15, by 15 March 2015; Josiah Blackmore (jblackmore@fas.harvard.edu)
Posted 20 February 2015

Troubadour Publics and Public Troubadours
LLC Occitan
Who had/has access to the Troubadours? What troubadour works rethink public life? What happens to Occitan works when they travel? abstracts: 250 words by 15 March 2015; Sarah-Grace Heller (heller.64@osu.edu)
Posted 20 February 2015

The Place of Translation
TC Translation Studies
How is translation represented by, in and across various institutional sites (e.g. language/ literature departments, pedagogy, rank and tenure committees)? Why? With what consequences? 250 word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Giada Biasetti (gbiasetti@gru.edu)
Posted 20 February 2015

Critical Grounds: The South and Sustainability
LLC Southern United States
The U.S. South and the global imperative of sustainability in literature, film, or other media. 300-word abstract and a brief bio to (TAtkinson@en by 15 March 2015; Ted Atkinson (TAtkinson@english.msstate.edu)
Posted 19 February 2015

South by Southwest/Southwest by South
LLC Southern United States
The Southern Literature Discussion Group invites papers considering “South” and “Southwest” in relation. All periods, media, theoretical approaches welcome. 300-word abstract and CV by March 15: rebecca@tula by 15 March 2015; Rebecca Mark (rebecca@tulane.edu)
Posted 19 February 2015

Memory and Migration
CLCS Hemispheric American
Borders have clearly been attached to memory and nation formation, but what happens to memory across unmarked borders? What constitutes the memory of migration? 300-word abstract; 2-page CV by 15 March 2015; Ana Paulina Lee (alee20@tulane.edu) and John Garrison (jgarriso@carrollu.edu)
Posted 8 February 2015, last updated 19 February 2015

Digital Praxis
CLCS Hemispheric American
Digital technologies, or digital praxis, extend engagement with embodiment, materiality, literature, archives and performance, what possibilities emerge when we engage with technologies as material and embodied? 300-word abstracts, 2-page CV by 15 March 2015; Ana Paulina Lee (alee20@tulane.edu)
Posted 18 February 2015, last updated 19 February 2015

Latina/o Studies and the “Transnational Turn”
LLC Latina and Latino
Theorizing the relationships between transnational and local in Latina/o literature and culture. Institutional politics of transnational approaches to Latina/o Studies. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Norma Elia Cantú (cantun@umkc.edu) and John Alba Cutler (john-cutler@northwestern.edu)
Posted 19 February 2015

Forms & Feelings of Latina/o Literature
LLC Latina and Latino
Latina/o literature has long evaded genre classification, mingling fiction, poetry, history, memoir, ethnography, and visual representation. What is captured? Soul? Spirit? Community? 300 word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Norma Elia Cantú (cantun@umkc.edu) and Raúl Coronado (raulc@berkeley.edu)
Posted 19 February 2015

Global Visions of Hebrew Culture
LLC Hebrew
Hebrew culture and the world; tensions between Zionism and cosmopolitanism, diaspora and homeland, monolingualism and translation, and the creative solutions that ensue. 250 word abstract to nrokem@uchicago.edu by 16 March 2015; Na'ama Rokem (nrokem@uchicago.edu)
Posted 17 February 2015, last updated 18 February 2015

Old and New Media in Puerto Rican Literature and Culture
LLC Puerto Rican
Representation, technology, labor, construction of self and community. Mediatic heteroglossia: print, film, animation, graphic novels, digital, artisanal texts. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Radost Rangelova (rrangelo@gettysburg.edu)
Posted 18 February 2015

Yiddish Literature’s Diverse “Publics”
LLC Yiddish
Translation of Yiddish texts and its effects on Jewish and non-Jewish audiences, on representation of the Jewish past, and construction of new Jewish identities. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Merle Lyn Bachman (mbachman@spalding.edu)
Posted 17 February 2015

Bibliography in the Digital Age: Tools, Technologies, Theories
TM Bibliography and Scholarly Editing
We seek papers exploring how digital technologies are influencing the practice of bibliography and/or how bibliography’s theories apply to digital objects. 300-word abstracts by 13 March 2015; Lindsey Eckert (leckert@gsu.edu)
Posted 30 January 2015, last updated 17 February 2015

The Study of Translingual Cultural Practices Today
LLC Literatures of the United States in Languages Other Than English
Interdisciplinary approaches to translingualism in multicultural/multiethnic literary texts, visual arts &digital arts in the U.S (Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Asian American, immigration, exile). 250 word abstract by 23 March 2015; Ricardo Vivancos Pérez (rvivanco@gmu.edu)
Posted 17 February 2015

Hispanophone Literatures and Postcolonial Theory
CLCS Global Hispanophone
Global Hispanophone designates cultural production of former Spanish colonies beyond Latin America/Caribbean. How useful is postcolonial theory in addressing this production today? Please submit a 2-page abstract by 15 March 2015; Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo (campoycu@oakland.edu) and Raúl Marrero-Fente (rmarrero@umn.edu)
Posted 15 February 2015

Post-Socialist Stereotypes in Hungarian and Romanian Literature and Culture
LLC Hungarian
Stereotypes of nostalgia for the past, critical/unrealistic perceptions/expectations of the American dream, problematic relationship with neighboring nations, etc. Minimum 300-word abstract online by 15 March 2015; Eva Livia Corredor (elc49@columbia.edu)
Posted 15 February 2015

Latina/o Comics (co-sponsor: Comparative Studies in Twentieth Century Literature)
GS Comics and Graphic Narratives
Intersections of politics/culture/ethnicity and comics: identity and visual representation, border crossing and intermediality, Latinidad and status struggles. Christopher Pizzino (cpizzino@uga.edu). 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Christopher Pizzino (cpizzino@uga.edu)
Posted 14 February 2015

Satire and the Editorial Cartoon
GS Comics and Graphic Narratives
This panel examines satire in cross-cultural early editorial cartoons, periodicals and cartoonists, from 18th century to early 20th century. Send 300-word abstract and CV by March 10 by 10 March 2015; Nhora Lucia Serrano (nhoraluciaserrano@gmail.com)
Posted 13 February 2015

Lusophone Africa, 40 Years of Independence: New Voices, New Readers
LLC Global Portuguese
We invite papers reflecting upon Lusophone African cultural production on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of independence. Title, 250 word abstract by 15 March 2015; Rebecca J. Atencio (ratencio@tulane.edu)
Posted 13 February 2015

Palestine in the Internationalist Imagination
LLC West Asian
Submissions on representations of Palestine in literary or visual cultural contexts of internationalist anti-imperialist and anti-(neo)colonial movements, circa 1960s-1980s, focus on West Asia preferred. 250 word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Kamran Rastegar (kamran.rastegar@tufts.edu)
Posted 10 February 2015, last updated 12 February 2015

Major Sephardic Novelists: The Risks They Take
LLC Sephardic
Seeking proposals on the work of a Sephardic novelist and the risks he or she has taken to further creative or sociopolitical goals. 1-page abstracts by 15 March 2015; Jane Mushabac (jmushabac@citytech.cuny.edu)
Posted 12 February 2015

Out of the Past: An Examination of Jewish Characters in Contemporary Romanian Cinema
LLC Romanian
This panel examines the representation of Jews in contemporary Romanian cinema. 250-word proposal and bio by 16 March 2015; Monica Filimon (mefilimon@yahoo.com)
Posted 11 February 2015

Politics of Solidarities and Cross-Racial Alliances
CLCS Global Arab and Arab American
Representations of cross-racial relations in US, transnational contexts: indigenous solidarities; Arab Americans and other racialized US minorities in relational frameworks. 250-word abstracts, bios by 13 March 2015; Carol N. Fadda-Conrey (cfaddaco@syr.edu)
Posted 11 February 2015

Global Arab Texts and their Publics
CLCS Global Arab and Arab American
Displaced writers. Deterritorialized texts. How do recent Arab émigré/exiled/refugee writers and their publics redefine the global? Role of gender, religion, language, literary economies. 250-word abstracts, bios by 15 March 2015; Carol N. Fadda-Conrey (cfaddaco@syr.edu)
Posted 11 February 2015

Lukacs Gyorgy and Modernism
LLC Hungarian
Lukacs has dealt with the question of modernism in most of his theoretical and philosophical work that allows for broad spectrum of analyses. Please submit 300-word abstract online by 15 March 2015; Eva Livia Corredor (elc49@columbia.edu)
Posted 11 February 2015

Writing Nursing: Translating Practice into Literature
TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies
Five-minute “flash paper” roundtable: Trauma, triage, testimony; gender and nursing practice in wartime hospitals; related themes welcome. Brief vita, 300-word proposal by 15 March 2015; Thomas Lawrence Long (thomas.l.long@uconn.edu)
Posted 10 February 2015

Digital Resources in Linguistics Roundtable
LSL Romance Linguistics
General Linguistics and Comparative Romance Linguistics invite 250-word abstracts on the topic of digital resources in linguistics, with a special focus on Romance languages. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Carolina Gonzalez (cgonzalez3@fsu.edu)
Posted 7 February 2015, last updated 9 February 2015

JEWS AND ETHNIC STUDIES
CLCS Global Jewish
Relationships between Jews, Jewishness, Ethnic Studies, multiculturalism; where do Jews, Jewish Studies stand vis-à-vis ethnic literature formations? Literatures, theories, and histories of contestation, tension, interaction. Abstracts by 14 March 2015; Jonathan Freedman (zoid@umich.edu)
Posted 25 January 2015, last updated 9 February 2015

Jews and Popular Culture
CLCS Global Jewish
Jews as producers, consumers, critics of American popular culture. From The Jazz Singer to Transparent, Irving Berlin to Matisayahu, Superman to Barbie, Adorno to Pauline Kael. Abstracts by 14 March 2015; Jonathan Freedman (zoid@umich.edu)
Posted 25 January 2015, last updated 9 February 2015

Theorizing the Global Hispanophone
CLCS Global Hispanophone
What might the Global Hispanophone entail for “Hispanic Studies”? What might a persuasive theorization of the Global Hispanophone encompass? Decisions by March 30, 2015. 2-page abstract by 10 March 2015; Joyce Tolliver (joycet@illinois.edu) and Benita Sampedro (Benita.sampedro@hofstra.edu)
Posted 6 February 2015, last updated 8 February 2015

Memory and Migration
TC Memory Studies
Borders have clearly been attached to memory and nation formation, but what happens to memory across unmarked borders? What constitutes the memory of migration? 300-word abstract and 2-page CV. by 15 March 2015; John Garrison (jgarriso@carrollu.edu) and Ana Paulina Lee (alee20@tulane.edu)
Posted 8 February 2015

Digital Resources in Linguistics Roundtable
LSL General Linguistics
General Linguistics and Comparative Romance Linguistics invite 250-word abstracts on the topic of digital resources in linguistics, with a special focus on Romance languages. 250 word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Carolina Gonzalez (cgonzalez3@fsu.edu)
Posted 7 February 2015

Gender in Young Adult Dystopias
GS Speculative Fiction
Seeking papers on gender in dystopian fiction, poetry, or film. Particular interest in the recent spate of female heroines in YA dystopian fiction. 250-word abstracts with bio. by 7 March 2015; Ian MacDonald (macdonaldi@wittenberg.edu) and Madelyn Detloff (detlofmm@miamioh.edu)
Posted 6 February 2015

Feminist Voices in Diasporic Afro-Futurism
GS Speculative Fiction
Seeking papers concerning gender and the role of Africa as a real or symbolic presence in diasporic SF, especially works by women. 250-word abstracts with bio. by 10 March 2015; Ian MacDonald (macdonaldi@wittenberg.edu)
Posted 6 February 2015

Negotiating Ethnic Politics: Teaching Ethnic Literature in an Italian American Context
LLC Italian American
Round-table discussion focused on challenging conventional definitions of ethnic literature and diversity through an Italian/American literary perspective. 300-word abstract and bio-blurb by 15 March 2015; Carla Simonini (carla_simonini@ysu.edu)
Posted 4 February 2015

Knausgaard and Nordic Literature
CLCS Nordic
This session considers how Karl Ove Knausgård and other Nordic authors explore theoretical and aesthetic questions regarding gender, cultural memory, and boundaries between fiction and reality. 200-word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Julie K. Allen (jkallen@wisc.edu) and Kjerstin Moody (kmoody@gustavus.edu)
Posted 4 February 2015

Critical Grounds: The South and Sustainability
TC Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities
The U.S. South and the global imperative of sustainability in literature, film, and other media. 300-word abstract and a brief bio to Ted Atkinson by 15 March 2015; Ted Atkinson (TAtkinson@english.msstate.edu)
Posted 4 February 2015

Benjamin Britten, Dramatist
MS Opera and Musical Performance
Britten’s operas as musical dramas, his collaborations with literary and other artists, adaptations of preexisting literary works, performance history and productions in opera houses and other media. 500-word abstract by 9 March 2015; Ralph Hexter (hexter@ucdavis.edu)
Posted 3 February 2015

Futures of Medical Humanities and Health Studies
TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies
Proposals for papers charting the future of literary studies of health/care. Potential topics include post/trans/anti-humanist embodiment, robotics, genetics, xenotransplantation, technoscience, speculative fiction. 300-word abstracts/short bio. by 15 March 2015; Andrea Charise (acharise@utsc.utoronto.ca)
Posted 3 February 2015

Keywords in Medical Humanities and Health Studies
TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies
Investigating, employing, and historically locating our terminologies. Propose keywords for concise presentation in a flash-type panel. 300-word abstract plus one-page CV by 13 March 2015; Catherine Belling (c-belling@northwestern.edu)
Posted 3 February 2015

Literature and the Constitution
TC Law and the Humanities
Literature considered in relation to any aspect of the Constitution (of any nation or people), or Constitutions considered through literary and literary-theoretical terms/means. 300 word abstract and CV by 9 March 2015; Peter Mallios (mallios@umd.edu)
Posted 3 February 2015

Netherlandic Literature and Its Publics
LLC Dutch
We invite papers showcasing recent Dutch Studies scholarship, especially (but not exclusively) if they address the Presidential Theme “Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future”. 250-word-abstracts by 15 March 2015; Ulrich Tiedau (u.tiedau@ucl.ac.uk)
Posted 3 February 2015

(Up)Staging the Law
TC Law and the Humanities
How do dramatic works reflect the law, legal systems & legal proceedings and/or compensate for their inadequacies? New or traditional genres/ legal paradigms, jurisdictions. 300-word abstracts and c.v. by 9 March 2015; Alex Feldman (feldmanb2@macewan.ca) and Jody Enders (jenders@frit.ucsb.edu)
Posted 2 February 2015

Theory Now
TM Literary and Cultural Theory
Where is theory in relation to posthumanism or the post-humanities, new materialisms, object-oriented ontology, the neural turn and other recent developments? 500 word abstracts by 8 March 2015; Lauren J. Lacey (llacey@edgewood.edu) and Tilottama Rajan (trajan@sympatico.ca)
Posted 2 February 2015

Selected Topics Romance Linguistics
LSL Romance Linguistics
We invite the submission of abstracts exploring any area of Romance Linguistics (theoretical/applied) within any framework. Preference is given to papers addressing multiple languages. Abstracts. PDF-format. 300-500 words. by 20 March 2015; Francisco Martinez-Ibarra (fmartinezibarra@towson.edu)
Posted 2 February 2015

Borderlands and the Global South
CLCS Global South
How does Global South scholarship negotiate geographical and conceptual borders? How do borderlands complement theoretical models of the Global South? 250 word Abstracts by 15 March 2015; Nirmala Menon (MLAGlobalSouth@gmail.com)
Posted 1 February 2015

Keywords for the Global South
CLCS Global South
What are keywords that define and reflect the linguistic, historical, racial and regional diversity of the Global South while offering transnational frames of reference? 250 word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Nirmala Menon (MLAGlobalSouth@gmail.com)
Posted 1 February 2015

The British Pharmacopoeia
LLC Scottish
Papers on Scottish physicians/rhetoricians--Enlightenment redefinitions of British bodies/bodies politic. Collaborative session between Late 18th-Century English Literature and Scottish Literature forums. 250-word abstracts. by 5 March 2015; Rivka Swenson (rswenson@vcu.edu) and Juliet Shields (js37@u.washington.edu)
Posted 29 January 2015

Materiality and Mexican Culture
LLC Mexican
Material goods and built environments reflect and produce social meaning. Panel on relationship: material culture, authenticity and progress. Representations and/or artifacts from pre-Hispanic times to present. Abstracts by 6 March 2015; Beth Ellen Jörgensen (bjorgensen@ur.rochester.edu)
Posted 29 January 2015

Galician Studies: Current Research and New Directions
LLC Galician
We invite papers showcasing the newest Galician Studies scholarship and/or exploring fresh theoretical and methodological directions. Any period, any approach, any geographical area. 1-page abstract by 2 March 2015; Kirsty Hooper (k.hooper@warwick.ac.uk)
Posted 29 January 2015

Linguistic ideology, language policy and prestige
LSL General Linguistics
The General Linguistics Discussion Group invites 250-word abstracts on issues of language policy, linguistic ideology, and power relations through language. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Carolina Gonzalez (cgonzalez3@fsu.edu)
Posted 28 January 2015

Being Romanian, Being European: Romanian Spirituality in Film/Literature/Arts
LLC Romanian
Secular/religious forms of spirituality in Romanian/Moldovan film and literature: traditional/new spiritual values in contemporary film/literature/arts, moral/ethical systems of representation, etc. 200 word proposal by 20 March 2015; Lenuta Giukin (lenuta.giukin@oswego.edu)
Posted 28 January 2015

"The Oldest Profession: Teaching and Aging"
TC Age Studies
What difference does age make in what/how we teach and how students perceive us? 300-word proposal and brief c.v. by 03/01/15 to Mi by 1 March 2015; Devoney Looser (mmasse@lsu.edu) and Kimberly Nance (mmasse@lsu.edu)
Posted 27 January 2015

Myth, Fairy Tales, and Their Adaptations
GS Folklore, Myth, and Fairy Tale
Cultural value, narrative challenges, and theoretical implications of late 20th- and early 21st-century myth and fairy-tale adaptations. 300 words abstract and CV. Must be MLA members. by 8 March 2015; Cristina Bacchilega (cbacchi@hawaii.edu)
Posted 27 January 2015

Theorizing Travel Literature: Issues of Genre, Form, and Representation
GS Travel Writing
This panel will consider how travel narratives test generic conventions, experiment with form, or push the limits of representation. 250-word abstract and c.v. by 15 March 2015; Katarina Gephardt (kgephard@kennesaw.edu)
Posted 27 January 2015

Teaching the Arthurian Story World
CLCS Arthurian
Value and challenges of teaching proliferating story world of Arthuriana, past and present, and its intersection with philosophical, theoretical, pedagogical discourses. 300-500 word abstract and c.v. by 2 March 2015; Ann Marie Rasmussen (amrasmus@uwaterloo.ca)
Posted 26 January 2015

Solitary Mexicans: Gaps in Contemporary Literary Historiography
LLC Mexican
Critical approaches to Mexican writers who published their first book between 1968 and the mid-1980s. Why group them into a generational category? Why not? Abstracts by 15 March 2015; Ignacio Corona (corona.7@osu.edu)
Posted 25 January 2015, last updated 26 January 2015

Beyond the Kilt: The Scottish Fetish
LLC Scottish
How have Scotland and Scottishness been fetishized? Short position papers could consider, e.g., authors, artefacts, aesthetics, politics, geography, sports, symbols -- anything but kilts! Abstracts by 13 March 2015; Evan M. Gottlieb (evan.gottlieb@oregonstate.edu)
Posted 21 January 2015

What Qualities Matter in Teaching the Humanities Online?
HEP Community Colleges
How do good teaching practices translate into the online learning environment? Seeking presentations on models ensuring high-quality online teaching. 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2015; Michael A. Burke (mburke@stlcc.edu)
Posted 20 January 2015

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